Boston Celtics: Is Experience the Key to Success?
For Boston fans, it can be agreed upon that the window of opportunity to capture another NBA Title is quickly closing.
With the Celtics core consisting of four players between the ages of 31-34, it is presumed that the time to win a championship is now.
As arguably the best veteran team in the NBA, will Boston be able to prove during this upcoming season that experience is the key to success?
'09-'10 Season Preview
With the signing of 34-year old Rasheed Wallace, the Celtics obtain a top tier seven-footer with 14 years of experience in the league, and most importantly a ring on his finger.
Wallace also brings extreme versatility, knowledge, and overall understanding of the game to the table for a team that was in great need of help during last years playoff run.
The Big Three
When healthy, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett are the most powerful trio in the NBA today. They each have the ability to take over a game and ultimately bring their team to victory.
As NBA Champions during the '07-'08 season, the Big Three proved through thick and thin that they had and still have the heart and much needed determination to reach their supreme goal.
Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins
At the tender age of 23, Rajon Rondo has already had the celestial opportunity to win a championship as the starting point-guard for the Boston Celtics.
With improvements in virtually every statistical category from season to season, Celtics fans will inevitably enter this year with immense expectations from the feisty fella.
Rondo has made a name for himself since he first placed foot onto the NBA court (whether it's a good one or bad one is your decision), and continues to impress analysts, broadcasters, and fans with his "Pistol Pete" like attributes and nose for the ball.
On the other hand, 24-year old seven-footer Kendrick Perkins has emerged as one of the best defending centers in the league today.
Already entering his seventh season in the NBA, Perkins has seen an increase in statistical production in MPG, PPG, RPG, and BPG.
With KG and Sheed as mentors, Perkins will continue to grow both offensively and defensively.
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